Summer 1993

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Summer 1993
Summer 1993.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Carla Simón
Produced by Valérie Delpierre
Stefan Schmitz
María Zamora
Written by Carla Simón
Starring Laia Artigas
Music by Pau Boïgues
Ernest Pipó
Cinematography Santiago Racaj
Edited by Didac Palou
Ana Pfaff
Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories
Release date
  • 11 February 2017 (2017-02-11) (Berlin)
  • 30 June 2017 (2017-06-30) (Spain)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Spain
Language Catalan
Box office $1.2 million[1][2]

Summer 1993 (Original title: Estiu 1993) is a 2017 Catalan-language Spanish drama film directed and written by Carla Simón.[3] The film premiered in the Generation section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the GWFF Best First Feature Award.[4] It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[5][6]


After her parents die of AIDS, a six-year-old orphaned girl goes to live with her uncle and his family.


  • Laia Artigas as Frida
  • Paula Blanco as Cesca
  • Etna Campillo as Irene
  • Bruna Cusí as Marga
  • Jordi Figueras as Blai
  • David Verdaguer as Esteve


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 62 reviews, and an average rating of 8.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) finds writer-director Carla Simón drawing on personal memories to create a thoughtful drama elevated by outstanding work from its young leads."[7] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "universal acclaim"; it is listed as a "Metacritic must-see".[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Summer 1993". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Verano 1993 (Summer 1993)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Holland, Jonathan (11 February 2017). "'Summer 1993' ('Estiu 1993'): Film Review Berlin 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Great recognition for EU-supported films at Berlinale 2017". Creative Europe MEDIA. European Commission. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Verano 1993, seleccionada para representar a España en los Oscar" (in Spanish). Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (7 September 2017). "Spain Sends Carla Simon's feature debut 'Summer 1993' to Foreign-Language Oscar Race". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 18 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Summer 1993 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 

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